New Year in Orlando

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New Year in Orlando, 27th December, 10 Nights, 2ad & 2ch, €4509


How do you top a visit from Santa? Spend New Year in Orlando! Surprise the kids with a holiday of a lifetime, or better still – make it their Christmas present!

Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year? Enjoy a trip of a lifetime by spending New Year in Orlando with your family. Stay on site at one of the Universal Studios hotels and get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and enjoy mind blowing simulator rides from your favourite movies.

Read: Top things to do in Universal Studios – my top tips and tricks


Walt Disney World is another must see – and not just just for younger kids. With the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened last year, and Pandora – The World of Avatar – one of Orlando’s most popular attractions, you may need to spend longer in Disney than you think! Let the kids see their favourite Disney characters in street parades and make sure you catch the dazzling fire work displays.

Read: 10 reasons why you should book Walt Disney World Orlando tickets now!


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However, there is more to a holiday in Florida than Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. There are numerous water parks to choose from as well as Legoland, Peppa Pig World, and the Kennedy Space Center, which is just an hour’s drive away. And don’t forget the shopping! You need to allow a full day to explore the Florida Mall and the Premium Outlets..



I have chosen one of Universal Studios’ Hotels –  Endless Summer Resort, the hotel that we stayed in last year. Not only has this new resort got family friendly facilities, but once you purchase park tickets, you will receive early access to Universal Studios parks, one hour before the parks open, and get free transport to and from the parks. Family rooms and large family suites are available that can cater for families of six.


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I found great value flights with Delta Airlines / KLM with a short stop in Boston for €628 per person on the 27th of December, through Irish travel company e-Travel. The layover is relatively short, and you will still be able to clear immigration in Dublin airport before you fly. 
Dublin Orlando flights for New Year
A 10 night stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites is €1997 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, and you only need a €100 deposit to book!  If you wish to stay longer or come back earlier, simply edit the search on the links below to suit your requirements.


I have also priced 14 day tickets to Universal Studios below, these allow unlimited entry to all three Universal Studios parks for 14 days, and a €25 deposit secures your booking. For a limited time you can enjoy Adults at Kids Prices! There are many other ticket options available through Attraction including combination tickets that include entrance to Walt Disney World too. 

There is lots to consider when booking a trip to Orlando but I’ve got a post that might help:

Read: How to plan a trip to Orlando in 10 easy steps

So go ahead, treat the kids to a trip to Florida this Christmas and spend New Year in Orlando!


Search flights here 27th Dec – 6th Jan €628pp

View hotel here €1997

View park tickets 2ad & 2ch €1460

Read: 10 things to know about Universal Studios before you book.


Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of these links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.


New Year in Orlando – Flights & 9 Nights in Universal Studios’ Brand New Hotel, 2ad & 2ch, €3382


Plan your Christmas holiday now and avail of the best early booking deals! Spend New Year in Orlando and enjoy a nine-night family stay at Universal Studios brand new hotel, the Surfside Inn & Suites.


With twelve theme parks, four waterparks and a host of other activities on International Drive, it’s not surprising that Orlando is regularly voted the best family holiday destination. Take the kids to the Magic Kingdom, enjoy the parades, the fireworks and let them meet their favourite characters. Enjoy the amazing simulator rides at Universal Studios and experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it will take your breath away. Thrill-seekers will love the world famous roller coaster rides as well as the tallest water slide in Universal’s Volcano Bay.

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Spending New Year in Orlando is magical. There are Christmas decorations everywhere, with themed parades and shows in all of the parks. You can also shop till you drop at the Premium Outlet Mall – the post Christmas sales will be in full swing! Or if you fancy a relaxing day, be sure to check out the amazing early booking package deals at Discovery Cove, and swim with the dolphins while you are there. There is so much to do in Orlando, I could go on forever! It’s an amazing holiday for adults and kids and that’s what makes it such a good family holiday destination – there is something for everyone!

new year in orlando


You will be staying in Universal’s brand new hotel, the Surfside Inn & Suites which offers early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Volcano Bay one hour before the theme parks open. You will also receive complimentary shuttle buses to Universal Orlando® Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk®. If you fancy a day away from the parks you can enjoy some great facilities at the hotel. With a large lagoon style pool and a bright beach style decor, you may find the kids won’t want to leave! The Surfside Inn & Suites also has large 2 bedroom suites that sleep up to six, a supplement of €384 applies for this room type.
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There is a wide range of flight options which vary in price, depending on airlines chosen and connection times. I have priced this holiday flying via London with Aer Lingus and Virgin for nine nights, but if you want to come back earlier or later, simply edit the search when you click on the links below. Price for flights from Dublin to Orlando and a nine-night stay in Universal’s Surfside Inn & Suites is €3382 on the 26th of December, based on two adults and 2 children sharing. You will return on the 4th of January – just in time for school 😎.
But you will need to act fast, this is one of the busiest times of the year so the airfares will certainly increase…
View flights here €489pp
View hotel here €1426
View park tickets here Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made. 




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